Sep 07, 2007 -The New Scientist reports on new research findings that analysis of surveillance camera footage could help people spot and warn of dangerous tensions developing in crowds that are on the verge of panic, which might allow officials to avert the problem.
Sep 07, 2007 -Most of us are lousy decision-makers, and unfortunately many of the decisions that we take as individuals or as a society can be both very wrong and have very harmful or costly consequences. But there are many tried and tested ways of making relatively sound decisions. Cost-benefit analysis, risk management, and related disciplines that rely on statistics, economics, the law, and psychology allow us to weigh choices rationally and increase the odds of making wise choices.
Sep 07, 2007 -Before a congressional subcommittee hearing yesterday, representatives from the leading national police organizations testified on whether Congress should liberalize the ability of current and former police officers to carry concealed firearms.
On August 29, 2007, the Virginia Tech Review Panel released a large report investigating the massacre at the university that claimed 33 lives, including the shooter. Throughout, the panel made recommendations on how Virginia Tech and other universities could rectify security gaps to minimize the likelihood something like this could happen again.
To make it easier for security practitioners to read the recommendations, Security Management compiled them in one convenient place. To view the recommendations, click here.
Sep 06, 2007 -Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Southern California's Gamepipe Laboratory team up to produce a video game that trains people to deal with terrorist attacks and disasters.
Sep 06, 2007 -The Puget Sound in Washington state and waterways in San Diego will be the test sites for a new Department of Homeland Security pilot program to test small vessels for radiological devices and materials.